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Nov 11, 2012 3:00am PST
role in helping guide america's national policy and foreign policy. >> reporter: cotton, a law school graduate was an infantry officer with the 101st airborne division. nine veterans from these wars have just won congressional seats, seven republicans and two democrats. >> this is definitely historical. there are going to be more iraq and after gaffe stan veterans. >> reporter: seth lynn says iraq and afghanistan veterans may finally have found their political voice. >> and i think a lot of people have come home, really established themselves in their communities, become leaders, you know, in business, in public service, within their communities and have now been having a lot more success running for office. >> reporter: despite the influx of 9/11-era veterans into congress, the number of veterans overall is declining. both the house and senate will have fewer veterans this year than last. democrat tammy duckworth lost both her legs in iraq. she has just won a seat in congress. she believes the downturn is a moment in history. >> the giants, the lions of the world war ii generation st
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